Srinagar: Suspected militants on Tuesday shot dead a police officer in Nowgam area of this capital city, barely five days after a cop was killed in a similar attack by militants in Eidgah area of the Old City here.
Pervaiz Ahmad Dar, an inspector of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police was fired upon by militants in Kanipora locality of Nowgam in the city outskirts on Tuesday evening, a police official told Kashmir Observer. Dar, who was presently posted at the police station Parimpora, sustained critical gunshot injuries in the militant attack.
He was removed to the SMHS hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.
“The police officer was brought dead to the hospital. He had sustained multiple gunshot injuries, including in abdomen,” Medical Superintendent SMHS, Dr Kanwaljeet Singh told Kashmir Observer.
Soon after the shootout, a posse of police and CRPF personnel reached the area and launched a search operation to nab the attackers. The search operation continued for several hours however no arrests were made.
IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, DIG central Kashmir and SSP Srinagar also reached the spot and inspected the scene of the militant attack.
Dar’s killing comes five days after militants shot dead a policeman Javaid Ahmad Tambi outside his house in Saidpora locality of Eidgah on Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, a police spokesperson in a statement issued here on Tuesday night said that around 8:00 pm, two unidentified pistol borne militants fired indiscriminately upon the police officer injuring him critically. The officer, he said, was on his way to a local mosque to offer prayers when the militants attacked him.
According to the police spokesperson, the officer is survived by his wife, a 13-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son.
“CCTV footage shows firing by two militants with pistols. Identification is being done. Suspects are being questioned,” he said.
“Police have registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the circumstances which lead to this crime,” he added.
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